Strange Musics’ own off-the-wall Miami MCs Bernz and Wrekonize are in the house, backed by their band and taking no prisoners! The shit is going down when Mayday hits the stage, and things won’t ever be the same! A Juggalo favorite known for their rap-rock style, veriﬁed to blow ya wig back and attack, no white ﬂags are needed when this crew hits the stage, cuz you bout to feel the ultimate surrender that only the presence of true, authentic bangers of this caliber can bring. With nearly a decade in the game, Mayday is poised and ready to bomb on the crowd as the mosh pit explodes into a frenzy. Strange Music is in the house, baby! And when you scream “Mayday!”, you know its’ going down!
51 Shades of Snuff (Lyrikal Snuff Productionz Deadly Medley)
Blood. Guts. Gore. And Snuff. Are you ready? Calling all psychopaths and sick fucks! Lyrikal Snuff Productionz has established itself as one of the true players in the underground music scene, making wicked shit hip hop that to date remains unmatched and untouched as they master their craft and continue to bring all the murder, madness, and mayhem that Juggalos love. This is horrorcore at its finest, as only the underground phenoms LSP can bring. Be there for the 51 Shades of Snuff show, a deadly medley style showcase featuring LSP’s roster all showing off their murderous skills and sinister presence. Participants include Liquid Assassin, SCUM, Damien Quinn of Dark Half, Smallz One, Claas, and Insane Poetry. Prepare to get bloody!
He has ridden fiery steeds across the plains and summoned the ancient spirits of his forefathers under the blood red moon, and now the Hatchet Warrior, Anybody Killa, returns to the Juggalo homeland to rock the stage at the 18th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos. Bearing a peace pipe filled with the finest, most mind-enhancing herbs on the planet, ABK will be filling the Gathering with THC-infused Juggalo love!
Decorated with the bones of his vanquished foes and cloaked in a shroud of mystery and arcane knowledge, the Juggalo world’s black magic practitioner Big Hoodoo has returned! His magical potions, talismans, and enchanting tones cast a looming spell over all who hear his voice. Once under the macabre spell of Big Hoodoo, also known as The Jinx, the poor wretch’s mind and soul screams out in agony and terror as the dark witchery takes effect, taking them into the open maw of pure unadulterated madness. Big Hoodoo is back on the Gathering stage and no one will be spared the power of his Juggalo black magic!
They call him the illest four-letter word. He is a living legend. A lyricist unmatched, an artist to the fullest, a true wordsmith, whose rap style is so unique, so incredibly visual that it has been described as “Movies for the Blind.” With his sick plot twists and horrific imagery, Cage Kennylz is an icon, and we don’t throw that word around lightly. This is huge, Juggalos and Juggalettes! With hard-hitting beats and crazy lyrics, witness the M.C. who has been putting it down in the streets since 1991 with an incredible catalogue of work that borders on the likes of pure, demented poetry, with indescribably innovative and captivating tales of horror, murder, drugs, street life—you name it. And with his new horrorcore-infused alter ego Sam Hill in the mix? Get ready to be terrified, shocked, and amazed. Cage Kennylz is hitting the GOTJ stage! Find out just why they call him the illest four-letter word. GOTJ will never be the same!
The mixmaster of Psychopathic Records and titan of the turntables, DJ Clay is currently celebrating the triumph of co-producing the first new solo album from Shaggy 2 Dope in over a decade … “F.T.F.O.M.F!” With his lightning fast mixing, scratching, and seamless break beats, DJ Clay throws a Juggalo party like none other! Put on your boogie shoes and prepare your ass for a night of nonstop shaking, because DJ Clay is back! And he’s bringing the party with him!
Fast, ferocious, and fuckin’ fearless, Dope is a band that you do not want to mess with. Not only can lead singer Edsel Dope whip your ass (seriously), but this is a band so hard, heavy, and menacing that the New Musical Express once wrote about them, “In American Pie, a boy puts his cock in an apple pie, to let us know that theres’ something rotten at the heart of the American Dream. Ex-con brothers Edsel and Simon Dope, though, would probably put someone elses’ cock in the apple pie, cut it off, lace the pie with strychnine, and serve it up at the Clinton dinner table”. Their words, not ours. Known the world over for their nosebleedinducing industrial grind metal, Dope will give you something to mosh about when they overtake the Gathering of the Juggalos stage. Go ahead…take a hit!
Insane Clown Posse
Amidst the swirling torrential winds of the hurricane of diamonds foretold by the Dark Carnival prophecy of 2017 – the year of the Juggalo – two figures stand tall, advancing forward through the cyclone of sharp stones, their faces painted with macabre designs straight from the Nethervoid. These two samurai of the underground fearlessly advance onto the stage to greet the assembled members of the Juggalo family, who have traveled far and wide to gather with their fellow nonconformists. The two figures, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, once again return to spread the mystical message of the Dark Carnival, celebrating in the spirit of joy, togetherness, and Juggalo family love that has bound this subculture together for years. ‘Lo and ‘Lettes, prepare yourselves for the Duke of the Wicked, Violent J, and the legendary Southwest Strangla, Shaggy 2 Dope -- the Most Hated Band in the World … the Insane Clown Posse!
Insane Clown Posse – The Shangri-La Show
When the almighty Sixth Joker’s Card was unveiled and the secrets of the Dark Carnival were fully revealed to the world, it was up to that point the biggest and most important moment in Juggalo history. “The Wraith: Shangri-La” became one of those albums that changed the lives of many people forever—and continues to do so years later. From the mystical Middle Eastern-flavor of “Walk Into Thy Light” to the whimsy of “Cotton Candy and Popsicles” to the relentless, titan-sized pounding drums and bass of “Blaaam!,” to the epic and jaw-dropping revelation contained within “Thy Unveiling,” the first face of the Sixth Joker’s Card, “The Wraith: Shangri-La” remains to this very day one of the most fascinating and thought-provoking glimpses into the Dark Carnival. And now, for the first time ever, ICP is proud to perform the immortal first chapter of “The Wraith” at the 18th annual Gathering of the Juggalos! Welcome to thy show!
Southern Juggalos, stand up! It’s ya boy in the house, live and in effect, bringin’ you that flavor from the Dirty South with that Juggalo twist in the mix to tear shit up. A Juggalo to the fullest, Jelly Roll loves hip hop, the Juggalo Family, and yup, Waffle House! (He recently announced a plan to visit every last Waffle House in existence, possibly to stab people or fuck the nightshift waitress in the bathroom…pure speculation!) Having toured with ICP many times, Jelly Roll is the kind of MC that makes an impression everywhere he goes and rocks the stage, leaving the audience shaken, dazed, and wondering what the fuck just hit them. With dope lyrics that range from the heartfelt to hilarious, Jelly Roll returns to the Gathering stage this year, for the Family Reunion! Get ready to get dirty with the Dirty, Dirty South!
The music of this horrorcore band is a blood-soaked combination of metal, hardcore, industrial, and electronic devastation! They describe their latest album, Blind Until We Burn, as “a spirited chunk of roughed-up American metal that is an amalgamation of serial killer thriller, dark romance, and witchcraft, woven in a world of hallucinating demons.” Woah. That should give you an idea of just how creatively insane these masters of rock are. They blew Juggalos away during Twiztid’s “Back to Hell—The Darkness” tour and are now here bringing their “new vision of the macabre” by overwhelming demand. So get ready for a music journey into the madness as Kissing Candice takes you to a place of enraptured darkness!
Kung Fu Vampire
Get infected and join the unrepentant hordes of the undead! When Juggalo Gathering favorite Kung Fu Vampire hits the stage, jump in the pit and get bit as the thirst for blood overwhelms and consumes you! With his relentless pounding sounds bumpin out the speakers and unparalleled displays of kung fu mastery, you’ll soon learn why this Juggalo icon is known far and wide as a mix between Nosferatu and Bruce Lee. The San Jose native turned Transylvanian is on the rise like a bat in the night, and shows no signs of stopping like lightning-fast ﬁsts of fury pounding your teeth into the back of your neck. Clutch to your cross in fear because the kung fu master of darkness is here. KFV is in this piece! Back again to celebrate with the fam. Whoop whoop!
Straight off the merciless streets of Flint, Michigan, where the poisoned waters flow and success in life is measured by one’s ability to simply stay alive to fight another day comes the illumination of the one they call Lyte. The newest member of the Psychopathic Family, Lyte brings his heartfelt, unflinching rhymes about the dark side of the human condition to the Gathering stage. A fighter and rogue who has only survived due to his unwavering determination and devotion to his fellow Juggalo family members, you will see him shining through the darkness, illuminating a path for all of those who are lost. Just follow Lyte…and let him school the fuck outta you.
With his wild, staring eyes and head-to-toe coating of tattoos, Madchild looks as scary, terrifying, and commanding as his stage presence. Whether killing it with Swollen Members or tearing it up solo style, Madchild is less of a man or performer and more of a gale force of nature to be reckoned with strictly on his own terms. A longtime Juggalo favorite and CEO of Battle Axe Records, this Canadian ninja will be bringing his dope flavor to Gathering 18, hot on the heels of his brand-fuckin’-new album “The Darkest Hour.” Welcome back, Madchild!
The masked madmen make their triumphant return to the Gathering of the Juggalos stage! Get ready for the legendary, infamous, in-your-face, special-effects-laden performance of MUSHROOMHEAD! A frenzy of pounding, tribal drums, glowing toxic ooze, shredding guitars, and death-defying moshpit stunts is about to drop on the spot and blow it up. Got shrooms? Now is the time and the place to expand your mind and maybe crack a few heads open in the pit. This is the big one, Juggalos! Mushroomhead is in the house once again to rock it with the fam. And with these masked marauders on the loose, no one is safe!
Few words can describe the magic and positive energy brought forth when P.O.D. hits the stage! The San Diego metal legends return once again to rock the Gathering of the Juggalos, bringing all the clown love and good vibes as only they can! Get ready for hard-hitting metal that you can break ya neck to, with a heart and ﬁre that remains completely unmatched, 20+ years in the game. This is the big one, ninjas and ninjettes—Payable on Death is live and in full effect as the shiny diamonds rain from the sky in this beam of seventeen! 2 Whoops for these icons of metal and purveyors of positive vibes.
Prof is a rapper from the frozen tundra of Minnesota who through sheer self belief, talent, and a never-say-die attitude created his own superstar level of homegrown success, selling out Minneapolis’ legendary First Avenue main room without any sponsorship or outside help…a true rarity for a rapper not signed to a major label. Praised by critics for his rhyming skills, as well as his amazing singing voice, and ability to banter with his audience, Prof delivers a good time for everyone….guaranteed! Welcome to the Gathering, homie!
Get ready to jump in and destroy the mosh pit to the head-splitting sounds of murderous guitar riffs, pounding bass and drums, ridiculous stage antics, and lyrics that put the “laughter” in “slaughter”—this is the big one, Juggalos! We are not fucking around. Introducing Psychostick, who will not only have you laughing your ass off but also cracking your head open in the pit. With hard-hitting tracks like “BEER!!,” “Obey the Beard,” and “Do You Want a Taco?,” these Juggalos to the fullest bring all the irreverent and certifiably demented freshness that are sure to land their performance as an instant Gathering classic. Where else are you going to see a moose shredding guitar alongside a giant spikey-haired monster screaming heavy metal lyrics until your ears bleed? There’s a reason these psychos have toured with powerhouses Mushroomhead and Green Jelly…and now they are right here where they belong, with the Family at the 18th Annual GOTJ! Prepare to get Psycho!
Upon A Burning Body
Get ready for a raging style of metal, thrashing sounds that can only be described with one word: DEATHCORE! Now that’s some real Wicked Shit! It’s time to tear the house down as the San Antonio favorites hit the stage and crush the crowd with menacing guitar riffs and vocals that will shake you to your very core and leave you begging for more. Upon a Burning Body is here to take you on a joy ride through the levels of death and torment only experienced by the sickest, the darkest, and the very bravest ninjas who dare to open up their earholes to this pure insanity and unleash the beast. And with tracks like “The Outcast” and “Bring the Rain”, it’s time to throw ya middle ﬁ ngers in the sky and scream, “Fuck You!” Upon a Burning Body is in the house!!!
What can you say about a man who has sold millions and millions and millions of records, who has become a permanent part of pop culture as part of everything from reality TV to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to home construction to motorcross racing to cult classic movies? We say there’s only one man legendary enough to fit that description: Vanilla-fuckin’-Ice! Decades after his gazillion-Platinum-selling album “To the Extreme” took hip hop to that very level, Ice is still at the absolute top of his game, headlining the “I Love the ‘90s” Tour in arenas all over the world…and selling out every last damn one of them! In addition to his various top rated reality series, Ice is also a down ass Juggalo and has nothing but mad clown love for his Juggalo family! We are proud as fuck to welcome the main man Vanilla Ice back to the Gathering stage this year!
Waka Flaka Flame
“I Go Hard in the Muthafuckin Paint!” Did you expect anything less, Juggalos? Get ready for the party master himself, the ultimate rap titan making his historic return to GOTJ at the blinged out Diamond Stage, bringing that crazy fresh energy that hits the Juggalo fam like an atomic wave. Light it up and burn the house down, with the one, the only, Waka Flocka Flame! There are two types of Juggalos in the world—those who witnessed the historic performance of Waka Flocka at the 2015 GOTJ and those who have only heard the legend of how it went down. Back then, ninjas didn’t even know what to expect from Waka—and then he shook the Juggalo World to its very core when he stage dove right into the crowd during his set, started a pit, and a surge of energy erupted and engulfed the entire crowd. Hype! Since then, he’s been down with the clown, rocking the stage at Hallowicked and reppin the fam. Start a pit, bitch! Prepare to fill them cups and burn one down, cuz Waka Flocka is in the house!
Rising up from a vat of ooze and toxic waste as fumes engulf all your known senses and destroy any sense of sanity that’s left—this is the Ghetto Zone, the wasteland, the bottomless pit of Southwest Detroit, where all inhibitions and societal norms melt and fall away. What remains is the essence of pure Dark Carnival ghetto insanity. Be prepared to enter the mouth of madness and jump in the pit as Psychopathic Records veterans and Juggalo icons Zug Izland take the stage! Playing all the Juggalo classics you know and love, Zug is here to annihilate the crowd with that Southwest Detroit sound! Prepare yourself—because nothing will ever be the same! Whoop whoop!